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Re: / vs. /usr vs. fsck(8)



Hi there!

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:24:33 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Oct 12, Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> wrote:
>
>> On the other hand, Debian has chosen against that and relies on klibc,
>> ipconfig, etc. for early userspace and thus, the initramfs. I suspect
>> the main motivations behind these decisions were portability and size
>> (please correct me and add references).
> The Debian initramfs of my sid system is 10 MB, while the one from my
> RHEL 6.1 servers is 12 MB. So there is no big difference here.

I checked my systems and found out something strange about initrd sizes,
all with MODULES=most in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf:

  |--------------+------------------+-------------|
  | distribution | kernel           | initrd size |
  |--------------+------------------+-------------|
  | lenny        | 2.6.26-2-orion5x |     3287928 |
  |              | 2.6.26-2-amd64   |     7766596 |
  |              | 2.6.26-2-amd64   |     7787529 |
  |              | 2.6.26-1-686     |     7626120 |
  |              | 2.6.26-2-686     |     7629923 |
  |              | 2.6.26-2-686     |     7635738 |
  | squeeze      | 2.6.32-5-amd64   |     9245071 |
  |              | 2.6.32-5-amd64   |     9256338 |
  |              | 2.6.32-5-amd64   |     9260727 |
  |              | 2.6.32-5-amd64   |     9919173 |
  |              | 2.6.32-5-amd64   |    10506190 |
  |              | 2.6.32-5-686     |    10509240 |
  |              | 2.6.39-2-amd64   |    10680155 |
  |              | 3.0.0-1-amd64    |    10858550 |
  | sid          | 3.0.0-2-amd64    |     4057637 |
  |              | 3.1.0-rc4-amd64  |     4120746 |
  |              | 3.1.0-rc7-amd64  |     4121794 |
  |--------------+------------------+-------------|

On my sid, using MODULES=dep I get 4062599 for 3.1.0-rc7-amd64, which is
practically no different from MODULES=most.  Considering that my sid is
full-disk encrypted, there is something odd, here.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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